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Underground- Project Manager- Canada

Location: 

Burnaby, British Columbia, CA Coquitlam, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 130279 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for job site management and oversee the administrative and technical aspects of construction projects. Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too. We depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else. Other common names for this role: Assistant Project Manager, APM, Sr. Project Manager, Sponsorn our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else. Other common names for this role: Assistant Project Manager, APM, Sr. Project Manager, Sponsor

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District Overview

The Underground District has been constructing underground facilities (tunneling, deep foundations) since 1949, and has completed more than 100 underground-related projects totaling more than $1B.  Looking for hands-on, engineers excited to be both in the field and office supporting project and estimating work.

Location

One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs. 

Responsibilities

  • Budget and schedule development and maintenance
  • Assuring quality control, contract compliance and administration
  • Project administration systems management and management of assigned job site personnel.
  • Administering safety programs and maintaining good owner relations.
  • Manage and direct estimating teams through tendering and proposal stage
  • Manage and direct project construction teams by providing communication, coordination and follow-up to meet project goals and objectives; ensure project scope or work, schedule and budget are clearly defined and understood
  • Establish project procedures consistent with contractual documents and quality plans for all engineering work; determine and oversee all project controls, schedules and budgets
  • Serve as project representative with client, constructor, subcontractors, and vendors at kick-off meetings, job walks, project review, and other meetings and correspondence
  • Coordinate training and compliance measures to ensure project procedures are followed
  • Identify and secure necessary approvals for all changes in project scope, budget and/or schedule
  • Maintain ongoing communication with client, making adjustments as necessary to comply with client needs within contractual obligations, or adjust project deliverables to meet client and Kiewit needs.
  • Ensure all work products are consistent with industry standards and in accordance with good engineering practice and applicable codes, and in compliance with all pertinent legal codes and requirements
  • Provide ongoing training and mentoring to entry and midlevel engineers to promote employee development
  • Utilize extensive knowledge of basic engineering fundamentals and practices to track and budget progress with project milestones 
  • Strong on-site presence and leadership will be required as each project demands require

Qualifications

  • At least 7 years of related experience and/or training, specifically in construction of Conventional Tunnels, TBM, Micro Tunnels, or Trenchless.
  • HDD experience a plus
  • Undergraduate degree in construction engineering, construction management or a related degree or comparable work experience.
  • Ability to understand project scheduling and cost control, and to read and understand project owner specifications and engineering drawings
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • The physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions and move objects up to 30 pounds
  • Ability and desire to travel and relocate as business requires. Project assignments may involve full relocation or temporary assignments facilitated by a turnaround schedule.

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.
     

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.


There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.


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